Here you can find information about the people who make up the Adam Opel AG Management Board.
Member of the Management Board and GM Europe Vice President, Engineering
Michael Ableson has been appointed member of the Management Board, Adam Opel AG, effective September 1, 2012. In July 2012, Ableson was named GM Europe Vice President, Engineering.
Before, Ableson was Global Vehicle Line Executive for Compact Cars, based in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Ableson’s responsibilities included global engineering of compact vehicles such as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra and GTC.
Ableson has been with GM for more than 25 years and had led Global Advanced Vehicle Development prior to his appointment as Vehicle Line Executive.
Ableson, born in 1961, received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Main Campus, USA, and a Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Beside his mother tongue English he speaks French and Japanese.
Member of the Management Board, responsible for Human Resources,
Director Labor Relations at Adam Opel AG,
GM Europe Vice President Human Resources
Before joining Opel, Ulrich Schumacher was Vice President Human Resources Europe at Toyota Boshoku. He also held an executive position in Human Resources at the automotive supplier Magna International Europe AG as well as a Board function at the insurance group Allianz and the vehicle manufacturer Ford. Ulrich Schumacher began his professional career in the European Ford Organization in Germany and England, followed by HR and Labor Relations management responsibilities at AutoEuropa (Ford/Volkswagen Joint Venture) in Portugal as well as Ford Motor Company in the USA.
Ulrich Schumacher was born on November, 27, 1957 in Düsseldorf. He studied law at the University of Cologne. Ulrich Schumacher is married and the father of two adult children.